Halloween Movies and Sheet Music

Isn’t it amazing how spooky a piano can be? Songwriters have been composing piano sheet music for everything from creepy TV shows to somber classical music. There are quite a few movies with eerie theme songs like Tubular Bells from THE EXORCIST or the Main Theme from John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN. There are also quite a few songs that weren’t initially written to be used in scary movies, but were used to highlight different scenes. ZOMBIELAND is one example of a film that uses several existing songs. (If you’re interested, we have quite a bit of ZOMBIELAND sheet music that you can look through.) In ZOMBIELAND’s case, the music is a
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Spooky Broadway Shows, $1 Off Treat and More in The Whole Note

In this edition of The Whole Note, we’d like to turn your attention to the sound and stage. Do you know what’s lurking behind the curtain? We do! There are several Broadway shows that are perfect for Halloween. Whether they inspire you to dress up in costume or sing a little tune, we think you might get a kick out of these shows. SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a Broadway show that first appeared on stage in the late 1970s. Based on a character from the Penny Dreadful serial novel from the mid-1860s, this spooky barber cut more than his client’s hair. Assisted by Mrs. Lovett
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Ghosts, Vampires and Halloween Sheet Music!

Isn’t it hard to believe that Halloween is just around the corner? Whether you’re carving Jack-o’-lanterns or visiting a haunted house, don’t forget that October is the perfect time to tickle your ivories with some spooky Halloween songs! One song you might be interested in reading more about is our post about the Monster Mash song history. Monster Mash is one of several songs featured on our Halloween sheet music page, and it’s also one of the Top 25 Best-Selling Halloween Songs from 2007, too. From Harry Potter sheet music to Creepy Theme Songs from Old TV Shows, we have a huge selection of Halloween sheet music for you to
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“Before You Go” a Patriotic Song’s Story

Whether you’re honoring our veterans for Memorial Day or celebrating the Fourth of July, you might want to stop for a moment and think about the song, “Before You Go.” With lyrics written by Doctor Sam and music composed by John Melnick, this one song has been viewed over twenty million times and played around the world. Although “Before You Go” is a widely-shared song, the story behind how this song evolved truly shows how there is a song for each and every one of us. At the heart of this story is a retired doctor named Dr. Sam, who leads the group “Dr. Sam and the Managed Care Blues
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Go Green for Earth Day with these Great Nature-Inspired Songs! Then $ave!

Did you know that April 22, 2009 is Earth Day? According to the U.S. Government site for Earth Day, “Earth Day is a time to celebrate gains we have made and create new visions to accelerate environmental progress. Earth Day is a time to unite around new actions. Earth Day and every day is a time to act to protect our planet.” First celebrated in the early 1970s, Earth Day offers everyone the chance to learn a little bit about what’s going on with the environment around them. The EPA site offers a history of Earth Day where you can read facts about how this holiday has evolved. Here at
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Easter Sheet Music, Guitar Guru Coupon and YouPerform Winner in The Whole Note

With the rise in popularity of Christian sheet music the past, few years, many of these music lovers have renewed their interest in sheet music for Easter. Musicnotes.com offers a broad selection of Easter sheet music by your favorite Christian music artists like: Newsong, Glad, Point of Grace and much, much more! If you enjoy Easter sheet music, we also have sheet music for the movie The Passion of the Christ which was released in 2004 and was directed by Mel Gibson. We invite you to check out our Easter sheet music selection, and are happy to announce that we have more new songs on the way! If you can’t
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Irish Sheet Music for St. Patrick’s Day!

Did you know that St. Patrick’s Day has been observed as both a secular and non-secular holiday? The religious feast day honoring St. Patrick has been celebrated by the Irish for over 1,000 years. Although the first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in New York City in 1762, it wasn’t until the late twentieth century that St. Patrick’s Day became recognized as a secular holiday. Irish sheet music, similar to songs found in a St. Patrick’s Day sheet music repertoire, offers a broad range of musical styles attributed to the Irish culture. In recent years, Celtic theme weddings have popularized songs like The Irish Wedding Song and the Irish
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Bunessan Free Sheet Music, More from Twilight in The Whole Note

Do you remember the song Morning Has Broken? The popular melody performed by Cat Stevens in the early 1970s was originally based on a song by Scottish composer Mary MacDonald (1789 – 1872). The original lyrics for her hymn entitled Leanabh an Aigh were written in Gaelic. When the hymn was translated into English by Lachlan Macbean, the song title was renamed Bunessan after a Scottish village close to Mary MacDonald’s hometown of Ardtun. Believe it or not, the song was originally associated with a hymn called Child in the Manger. (1) This March, download your free sheet music for the song Bunessan and enjoy this gorgeous melody. To download
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Sheet Music for Love Songs, Guitar Guru Headset Sale and More in the Whole Note

Celebrate Valentine’s Day this year by reliving some of your most heartfelt memories. From wedding sheet music to popular love songs that highlight the best parts of your relationships, it’s easy to mark the milestones of your heart with a song. This Valentine’s Day, remember your greatest moments with older love songs like The Luckiest by Ben Folds, Because you Loved Me by Johnny Mathis or At Last by Etta James. If you are building new memories, there are a couple newer love songs that are still popular among many music lovers. I’m Yours by Jason Mraz and Love Story by Taylor Swift continue to be really popular among Musicnotes.com
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America’s Song Sheet Music and More Inauguration Songs!

What do Bono, Faith Hill and Mary J Blige have in common? If you guessed “America’s Song” you guessed right, but the story behind this powerful, patrotic tune begins with a member of the Black-Eyed Peas named Will.i.am. Will.i.am. had created the song “Yes, We Can” and “It’s a New Day” for the Obama campaign. Recently, this grammy-award winning musician teamed up with David Foster to bring you “America’s Song.” Performed with the legendary voice talents of Faith Hill, Bono, Will.i.am., Seal and Mary J. Blige, this song was featured as a world premiere on the Oprah show. You can read more about the making of America’s Song or watch
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